Feasting On Cardigans' at the Workshop Theatre
Feasting On Cardigans - a comedic sci-fi parable about love, family, exterminators and moths - will be presented by the Oberon Theatre Ensemble as part of the Sixth Midtown International Theatre Festival.
Written by Mark Eisman and directed by Amy Henault, Feasting On Cardigans will take flight at the WorkShop Theatre, located at 312 West 36th Street, beginning July 22nd for six performances only.
Moths are wreaking havoc on the closets of New York, and affable exterminator Haff finds himself questioning his life priorities. Set during the 2005 Great Moth Clothing Infestation of New York City, (where the slogan is "Be Safe, Wear Cotton"), Haff thinks he has it all. He's working regularly, the current emergency has made people more respectful of his profession, and he has a loving fiancï¿½e in Lenah. Haff and Lenah believe they have found the perfect relationship and agree on almost everything, including the fact that neither of them wants children.
However, Haff finds his paternal feelings awakened when, on an extermination call, he meets a somewhat troubled teenager named Duncan and his eccentric aunt, Crescent. Bonding with Duncan during a series of visits, Haff begins to question his decision about fatherhood, a change of attitude which does not sit well at all with Lenah. Complicating things further, Haff's exterminating partner Rose-Marie wants to have a child of her own and feels Haff would be the ideal contributor.
Faced with these events and the questions they raise, Haff is forced to reexamine his deeply held priorities. Meanwhile, there's still an infestation to control and a city of clothes to save
The cast of Feasting On Cardigans features: Ian Pfister, Kate Sandberg, Katie Barrett, Andrea Gallo and Tyler Samuel Lee. The production is an Equity Showcase.
Mark Eisman (Playwright) has had plays produced and workshoped at various regional theatres across the United States including The Magic Theater (San Francisco), Center Stage (Baltimore), the Y.E.S. Festival at Northern Kentucky University, U.S. West TheaterFest (Denver Center Theatre Company), Boston Theatreworks Unbound Festival and Charlotte Repertory Theatre's New Play Festival. His work 'The Guy Upstairs' (Charlotte Repertory Theater), received a nomination for the Best New American Play Award of the American Theatre Association.
Amy Henault's (Director) recent directing credits include 'Patience and Monster Tales' (Published in Martin Denton's Plays and Playwrights 2004) for Boomerang Theatre Co. For Oberon, she's directed 'Funeral Parlor' and 'The Stronger,' as well as various readings. Assistant Directing credits include 'Of Mice and Men,' directed by Eric Parness (Top 10 plays of 2003, Theatremania.com) and' Moonchildren', directed by Tim Errickson (OOBR Favorite Production).
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